Digikam Tagging

I’ve recently switched from Picasa (which has been retired) to Digikam for photo management and I’ve noticed a few quirks that I need to document to or I’ll forget them. For the most part Digikam is a massive upgrade over Picasa but a few things in Digikam don’t necessarily work quite as I’d expect them to.

Reading Material

Over the years I’ve read my fair share of books on various aspects of computing from operating system design through to test driven development and for the last few years I’ve also been taking MOOC’s as I like the learning style. It occurred to me that I should probably keep a list so that I can see what I need …

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Panasonic HC-V750 Metadata Files

I recently bought a Panasonic HC-V750 camcorder and I was intrigued by the additional files (.cont, pmpd and .tmb) it produces along with the video files – do they contain useful additional data?. A good googling didn’t turn up anything useful but a lot of people have wondered about them. 

XMarks vs Chrome Means You Lose

Yah, I’ve just managed to lose all of my important bookmarks thanks to a fight between Chrome and XMarks. To be fair this is a known issue but it’s easy to accidentally cause the problem and the only loser in the whole mess is the end user.

Test Credit Card Numbers

A while back now I had to write a system to process credit cards. Since the software was capturing the card number itself it could perform some initial checking on the number to ensure that the user hadn’t made a trivial typing error.

Google Analytics Data Ranges

I use Google Analytics to monitor the number of visits I get to this website. For the most part I find Google Analytics to be an exceptionally well put together service but, as with a lot of Google tools, there are a few sharp edges that just never seem to get fixed.